|• Total||5,888.93 km2 (2,273.73 sq mi)|
|• Land||5,518.49 km2 (2,130.70 sq mi)|
|• Water||370.44 km2 (143.03 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (March 31, 2016)|
|• Density||2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The municipality traces its history to Lycksele parish, which was in effect during the 19th century with very similar borders and size (5,000-5,500 km²). The whole rural municipality Lycksele became a market town (köping) in 1929 and city in 1946. In 1971 it was amalgamated with Örträsk Municipality.
The municipal seat in bold
Previously, the railroad between Umeå and Storuman was the main means of transportation, but its significance has diminished and passenger traffic was discontinued. There are now daily buses to towns like Umeå, Storuman, Tärnaby and Mo i Rana. In August 2011, passenger train services between Lycksele and Umeå were re-established.
Lycksele Municipality has three sister cities:
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 mars 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. May 12, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
- Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
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